FGM and early marriage: How you can help end it

FGM and early marriage: How you can help end it

A few years ago I met the bravest 16 year old girl I think I will ever know. Her name was Tegla, and she lived in West Pokot, Kenya where drought is common and life is hard. She had run away from her parents because they wanted her to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) and well, she didn't.
Dutch aid report: Cuts will affect world’s poorest AND Dutch economy

Dutch aid report: Cuts will affect world’s poorest AND Dutch economy

While the Netherlands has always been a champion of international development, Dutch aid relative to national income is expected to fall to just 0.55% by 2017 – its lowest level in more than four decades. Our new report out today, reveals these cuts are bad news for the Dutch economy as well as the world's poorest.
The 50 worst places to live? These photos tell a different story

The 50 worst places to live? These photos tell a different story

Every year, Foreign Policy magazine publishes 'Postcards from Hell': photos from “the world’s 50 worst places”. Are these really the worst places, full of nothing but disease, poverty, terrorism and war? As a reality check, GuardianWitness wants you to send in pictures that reveal a different side to life in these count...
Why ex-FIFA official Ricardo Teixeira deserves a red card

Why ex-FIFA official Ricardo Teixeira deserves a red card

Neymar. Dempsey. Suarez. Messi. Robben. These are some of the stars of the 2014 World Cup. There’s one more name you should know: Ricardo Teixeira, aka “Tricky Ricky”. He was one of three senior FIFA officials who took bribes from marketing firm ISL which was awarded valuable World Cup TV and radio rights.
Hey ‘Froggies’! Be more like the English

Hey ‘Froggies’! Be more like the English

All over France, strange postcards have been landing on the desks of MPs, policy makers and journalists. The message is simple but controversial: be more like the English. But before you think we've lost our minds here at ONE, there is method in our madness.
Australia’s new aid policy:  the good, the bad and 5 next steps

Australia’s new aid policy: the good, the bad and 5 next steps

Last week, Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop announced the government’s much-anticipated new aid policy and performance framework, calling it a “new paradigm” for the world’s tenth largest donor country. Here's the good, the bad, and five key steps that could be taken by the government to truly transform the...
Alternative World Cup: How Africa plays football

Alternative World Cup: How Africa plays football

Across Africa, in schools and parks, on beaches and streets; goal posts are improvised, teams are assembled, and tomorrow's World Cup stars show off their skills. Crowd-sourced from the talented photographers of Flickr, here are 15 of the best images that capture how Africa plays football.
DRC Conflict: one musician’s dream for peace

DRC Conflict: one musician’s dream for peace

DRC musician Mista Poa talks about his track 'Jembe', a Kiswahili word for 'hoe'. He sees it as a symbol for cooperation and hopes that Congolese people from many ethnic backgrounds unite, like farmers working a single field, to make the DRC a better place for the next generation.
The 5 best goals of the 2014 World Cup so far

The 5 best goals of the 2014 World Cup so far

At ONE we've been keeping an eye on the football, but have another really big goal we are focussed on: making sure every child around the world gets basic, life saving vaccines. So in a shameless attempt to satisfy your World Cup hunger, we've rounded up what we think are the five best goals of the tournament so far.
How open data can boost economic growth

How open data can boost economic growth

Today in Canberra, Australia, Martin Tisné of the Omidyar Network and Nick Gruen of Lateral Economics launched 'Open for Business', a report showing that if G20 economies opened up government data they could boost cumulative economic growth by 1.1 percentage points. But what could this mean for developing countries?
The quiet emergency

The quiet emergency

By almost any definition, the struggle to educate all the world's children is an emergency. When 57 million children worldwide (more than half of whom are girls) are not in school, that’s an emergency. And yet there is not much urgency around the world to get more kids in school and give them a quality education.
Youth Ambassadors talk ONE VOTE 2014 on national radio

Youth Ambassadors talk ONE VOTE 2014 on national radio

Our Youth Ambassadors have been on TV, met Bill Gates, and debated with the Ghanaian President, His Excellency President Dramani Mahama. Now two Belgium Youth Ambassadors are talking the ONE VOTE 2014 to the radio waves to spread the message even further.